A super time was had by Class 4 in sunny Scarborough in the three days leading up to half-term. The children were a delight to take away and spend time with and the weather was fabulous.
Our adventure began at Eden Camp, an ex POW camp that has been turned into a WWII Museum, it really brings such an important period in our history to life. Next it was on to Scarborough Youth Hostel.
The following morning we were up and out early, spending time playing on the beach before having a rock pooling session led by a local expert. We learned about and caught a variety of crabs as well as finding other shellfish and anemones. After this it was off to the Sea life Centre. The children thoroughly enjoyed seeing the vast range of marine animals including sea horses, otters, seals and penguins. A highlight of the visit was finding out about how amazing starfish are—ask one of the children to tell you, they really are stars! Also, we got to see the fantastic giant turtle being given her tea.
Next it was off for a well earned ice-cream before heading back to the youth hostel. Many of the children rose to the challenge of taking part in our talent show, where many hidden talents came to light—comedy , piano playing, singing and magic acts! A great evening was had by all.
Friday morning was glorious and we are so proud of the children as they yomped all the way from the North to the South beach, not one murmur of being tired! We were then treated to a tour of the RNLI Lifeboat station and a chance to get up close to their boats and all the kit the crew wear. Finally, we had a picnic on the beach, keeping a tight hold on our sandwiches because of the seagulls, before catching the coach and coming back to school.
A big THANK YOU to Miss Pykett and Mr Knott for helping make our residential such a pleasure and well done children for being such good company. Roll on next year! Please look in the private gallery to view all the photos.
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